“‘On my word’: Trust and the Word in Romeo and Juliet”

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“‘On my word’: Trust and the Word in Romeo and Juliet”. / Sterrett, Joseph William.

In: Etudes Anglaises, Vol. 71, No. 4, 02.2019, p. 409-423.

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Sterrett, Joseph William. / “‘On my word’: Trust and the Word in Romeo and Juliet”. In: Etudes Anglaises. 2019 ; Vol. 71, No. 4. pp. 409-423.

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abstract = "Abstract: Romeo and Juliet is a play that seems fascinated with the status of words and their substantive value. Over and over again the question is raised whether the meanings of words can be trusted or, more importantly, whether the one who utters them can be trusted. This repeated focus — famously culminating in Juliet{\textquoteright}s “What{\textquoteright}s in a name?”—is keyed to wider philosophical debates that underpinned many of the Reformation disputes that were so important at the time. Indeed, the playwright{\textquoteright}s handling of this theme suggests the play could be his oblique contribution to these debates, a contribution that tied trust and the word to the same conditions of performance that were so familiar to him on the stage. ",
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